I'm trying not to let the Poetry Friday habit slip, but it has been more than a month since I've last updated, which has coincided with my recent move. Things have been unpacked (mostly), the holidays have come and gone, and the Internet at our place is yet to be connected because we need to do some digging to connect a phone line (or something - it's just going on forever)
Since we changed house, I've been spending a bit of time helping friends with their service with youth in the community. The past couple of weeks my son and I have been helping at a youth camp (though my 2 year old was mostly in the business of going outside and looking for pirates) where they're learning about working with children and younger youth between the ages of 11 - 15 with different community programs. It's been interesting learning about how to be an effective resource and also how not to let my toddler disturb sessions too much, especially when everyone wants to play with him or maybe the opposite--when he wants to play with everyone else! I'm grateful tho those who have taken him on walks, or played ball, tried to cheer him up when he was upset and help him behave when he would listen to anyone but me :)
Yesterday was the last day of camp and also the hottest temperature. The high was around 115 F (46 C)! It was pretty miserable but we all worked together to clean up our dorms, the rooms we used around the campsite and all the other things that needed to get done before our bittersweet ending of having to go back to whatever lives we left momentarily.
Also, apologies, I'm a few weeks late in acknowledging my poem and gift in the Winter Poetry Swap (which did get to my new address - cheers Tabatha!). I received my package from Donna, who was also in the middle of a move. It's always exciting to receive something more than routine mail. Thank you for the poem of new beginnings as well as the notebook and a couple of other handmade items ⚘
This week's Poetry Friday is graciously hosted by Tara at the Going to Walden. I hope to get back to routine from next week. Have a good weekend everyone!